Unchanged Newcastle Team For Big Everton Test


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Alan Pardew has kept the same starting side from Saturday, when we beat Crystal Palace 1-0 with a goal late into stoppage time, and that made it three wins in our last four games.

Hatem Ben Arfa, Sylvain Marveaux and Shola Ameobi are again on the bench, and they could see some action tonight against a very good Everton side – and we expect to see Ben Arfa on in the second half.

Only 26% of fans think we can win the game tonight – so there’s plenty of opportunity for the lads to shock us on the positive side.

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Everton are 9 points above Newcastle with a game in hand, so if we have any chance of catching the Toffees this season, we’ll need to take all 3 points tonight, and the best chance of doing that is if Papiss Cisse has some of that old confidence back, and can convert the chances he will get tonight.

For Everton, former Newcastle loan player Sylvain Distin is at center-back, and danger man Romelu Lukaku is up front.

Howay The Lads!!

Teams:

Newcastle (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote, Vurnon Anita, Yoan Gouffran; Luuk de Jong, Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Massadio Haidara, Steven Taylor, Dan Gosling, Sylvain Marveaux, Hatem Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi

Everton (4-2-3-1): Tim Howard; Seamus Coleman, John Stones, Sylvain Distin, Leighton Baines; James McCarthy, Gareth Barry; Leon Osman (c), Ross Barkley, Gerard Deulofeu; Romelu Lukaku
Substitutes: Joel Robles, Luke Garbutt, Antolin Alcaraz, Tyias Browning, Aiden McGeady, Kevin Mirallas, Steven Naismith

Referee: Lee Mason (Greater Manchester)

Note: Sean Borland is a student in Newcastle and will not be at either the Man United (5 April) or Swansea (19 April) games – and he has tickets – £30 for the ManU game and £20 for the Swansea game – you can contact him at sean4eva@hotmail.co.uk or sean4eva09 on twitter.



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323 comments so far

  • 70TWO

    Mar 25, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #1

    Fabian Schär, young CB who plays for Basel and his contract run out 2015. Much more likely.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 25, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #2

    GT…I’ll just be doing some SketchUp drawings and renderings tonight while consuming some Cafetiere Coffee 😀

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 25, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #3

    70TWO
    Have mentioned Schär a few times as a player I’d like to see us go for, great young prospect with plenty of game time under his belt

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  • noladonna

    Mar 25, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #4

    surprise,surprise nobody saw that team selection coming

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 25, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #5

    What are you rendering and SketchingUP jesper?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 25, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #6

    No real surprises as to the line up tbh

    HBA looked rusty against Palace initially and given how the coaching team have said he’s been struggling with fitness he was never going to start tonight
    Would be nice to see him get a full 45 mins in the second half though, see if the consistency is there in his performance

    Be good to see if Marv could get more than 10 minutes, not a big fan of his but be nice to see where the squad stands and if he has a future, or at the very least drive his fee up a bit

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  • beefman13

    Mar 25, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #7

    Ukn hell, Shola n Gosling are on their bikes this summer, why not include Adam Armstrrong, Everton woud know nowt about the lad and he would be buzzing to get on the pitch at St James, ive always said they wont drop a senior for a youngin, yet again they have a chance to faze a good lad in and have not.

    Come on lads lets have a real go at Everton tonight, we can relax more then them, they still fancy a champs league place, no tempting fate but i think they are still a bit short, interesting how Kenwright always seems to get away with crying skint!!! far from it i bet.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 25, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #8

    noladonna
    Given the injuries what possible changes could of been made?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #9

    Beefman
    Armstrong is on international duty, same as Saturday

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #10

    GT…small project. Bathroom with a one of these chairs you hang on the wall that can fold out for either elderly or disabled people!

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  • 70TWO

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #11

    toonarmydownsouth

    I am changing my preferred suggestion to Schar from Cheikhou Kouyaté at Anderlecht, they have conceded far to many goals in Belgian League.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #12

    Jesper @10…Why oh why would you need to mention that much detail?

    You ask too much of me mate.

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  • Bambams

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Young Adam Armstrong signs his contract…He will be full of confidence, no pressure on him at all, Toon are safe, we ain’t trying for Europe…. And we pick Gosling and Shola !!!

    Cant believe this, how we have changed so much since the KK/BR days.They would of had this youngin feeling 10 feet high and would of at least had him on the bench.

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  • mag

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #14

    Dummett and Coloccini the weaknesses in the team Dummett offers nothing going forward on the left.

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  • Jam only For H.ben Arfa

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #15

    Tonight Ben Arfa will give an assist To De Jong !! 😉

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #16

    Cool jesper.

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  • Bambams

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Toonarmydownsouth…
    bugger, wish i had seen your post fella re Armstrong !

    Take it all back, Pards and Carvs well done never doubted you two !!

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #18

    @beefman

    Thats true about Kenwright but there is a HUGE difference with him and Ashley!! He is pretty honest with the fans and any sales they have made have been invested back into the team for instance they spent the Fellaini money pretty quickly and if they sell Baines for big money in the summer they will spend that too he also employs people to run the club properly such as the youth team

    Ashley gets Pardew to lie in public saying we are signing people and puts out fake press statements and does not employ the right people at the club

    I know who I would rather have as owner out of the 2 of them !!

    On tonights game why do we always play the same team !!?We never mix it up after a win apart from to bring Colo/Remy back we are going to get outnumbered in midfield and be 2 goals down before we make any changes

    We should play 5 in midfield when we do not have the ball De Jong will need to seriously up his game as does Cisse they need to come back into midfield to win the ball back or we could be in for a tough night

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  • noladonna

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #19

    Well me personally i would like to see goofy upfront in place of gouffran and id also like to see haidara get a run out. Maybe try dummet left mid sure pardew said he was gonna try some players in diffrent position’s don’t quote me on that thou

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  • francesco-hba

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #20

    @8

    what change?
    Maybe the one who made the crystal palace’s game become a victory and not a boring 0-0!! How can De jong is still a starter?!! Ben arfa has to show his best each time to win a starting place…. but De jong has nothing to prove?

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  • noladonna

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #21

    sorry in place of de jong haha

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #22

    Ibiza…do you want one of these chairs mate 😉 lol

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #23

    francesco-hba
    Mate they have said time and time again he’s not fully fit, so why throw straight in 3 days later and risk losing him for the rest of the season?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #24

    Nola
    Agree would like to see Goofy get a run but not sure about a left side of Haidara and Dummett, think Everton would slaughter them!

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  • francesco-hba

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #25

    if this injury is true, ok I agree

    but I have a doubt…

    anyway, if Ben arfa can’t, i prefer Marveaux and put Gouffy upfront, De jong is maybe a good striker, but he has to show more to deserve a starting place

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  • mag

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #26

    Marveuax hasn’t shown anything in his game to warrant a start and he should be moving on this summer along with Obertan.

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  • Thump

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #27

    I reckon De Jong might break his duck today. He’s sharp but has zero confidence at the moment. He looks so lost when he has a crack.

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  • Bambams

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #28

    Boys what thoughts you got on Krul lately. I have not been to any of the last few games and only see highlights on TV.

    Is he still doing it…

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  • Online Guy

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #29

    Ross Barkley..would make a good addition to GB Olympic diving squad. Begging free kicks around the box is a tactic Everton embrace…Hope ref is savvy tonight.

    Mike Jones out ..Lee mason In. Jones is ill

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  • mag

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #30

    De Jong will be lucky to last 90 minutes without being subbed by his equally useless team mate Shola.

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  • 70TWO

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #31

    Playing the same team they need to play Anita / Tiote / Sissoko across midfield, rather than the lop sided formation they had with Gouffran leaving space on left wing. Unfortunately that is the exact same midfield that got it so wrong at Gudison Park. Will Gouffran and Cisse play on the wings in a 5 man midfield?

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  • noladonna

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #32

    expecting another tough game tonight but sometimes in the evening kick offs the atmosphere can be electric at st james lets hope its one of those nights we need the fans to be the 12th man tonight……… bit gutted to miss the manc derby thou will be good viewing that

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  • Bambams

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #33

    Jamie Redknapp is such a nacker as a commentator ……

    He ALWAYS makes a statement and then offers it to others forcing them to back him up ! Sorry for rant but cant believe Sky pay this idiot to be on TV

    Rant over

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  • mag

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #34

    2-1 win to Newcastle United tonight Cisse and De Jong.

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #35

    mag

    I know being a toon fan is all about the doom and gloom but do u have any positive thoughts on anything toon related

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  • 70TWO

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #36

    Tiote v Osman – tasty!

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  • Online Guy

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #37

    Did anyone notice Howard Webb almost dropping his whistle trying to get it into his mouth to blow for full time.?

    He could not wait to blow up for the end of the match on account if he had the time he would have had to go to the linesman to ask if he had seen Fulham player handle the ball from Tim’s flick towards the Fulham goal ..

    His excuse when asked was ..” I was unsighted and did not see it ” ! ..He could have went to either linesman ..he blew his whistle two seconds after the handball and nearly choked himself in his haste ..Cheat.

    The Fulham goal was preceded by a Newcastle player being halved from the back right in front of Webb..he stood looking right at the blatant foul and let Fulham carry on and go up field and score

    The Man needs investigating ..really .

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #38

    @Online Guy

    Agree on that Webb was shocking against Fulham but we really should not have needed the ref to help us beat them it was Pardew/Carver’s fault for not beating them we got what we deserved from that game we should have been pressuring them right from kick off will probably be the easiest 3 points they will get this season

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  • toon kk

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #39

    Their will be some complaining on here shortly once we start getting ripped apart.
    Let’s hope I’m wrong.

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  • 70TWO

    Mar 25, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #40

    Young Stones could be a weak link in their defence, hope to see Cisse / de Jong exploiting his naivety.

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